In November 2007, a group of artists meets in the French countryside under wintry conditions talking about a project of going to Africa together. It's -4ºC some steps away from the fire. One of the ideas discussed is to make the journey by cargo-ship from Rotterdam to Douala/ Cameroon. In any case, the artists and the project are part of the on-going traffic and trade between the continents. How can the joint crossing become a lived platform of exchange 'on the way' to Africa between artists from Europe and artists from Cameroon now based in Europe? What will happen on arrival? Where to go with a bag full of shared conversations, stories, experiences from the 'incubator' of this journey...?
These audio notes are published to feed and encourage debate and listening exchange 'on the way' to Africa - for the project in question and, hopefully, for others. Comments to the issues raised, or reports (written or audio) of related experiences and discussions are most welcome.
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01 another colonialism (2:40)
02 art scenes (5:43)
03 arti-facts (3:34)
04 coloure schema (2:47)
05 different scales (3:31)
06 dynamics and platforms (2:47)
07 how much projection to a project? (1:38)
08 how to brain storm to Africa and back? (3:31)
09 in between on different tracks (3:31)
10 real time talk (2:54)
The project of a shared journey to Cameroon was initiated by Marjolijn Dijkman and Dunja Herzog as part of "Enough Room for Space", an artist run organization founded by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde in 2005. Marjolijn, Dunja and Maarten are joint here around the fire by: Paul Hendrikse, Marc Müller and Claudia Wegener. For more information about the project and all the artists involved in it please visit: http://www.enoughroomforspace.org/projects/view/13
the clips are part of the NO-GO-ZONES archive, an on-line collection of mainly spoken word audio samples
playlists of the archive: http://www.nogozones.wordpress.com